Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Royal Wedding Accessories - Our ideas for Kate

We all love speculating about the royal wedding!  And has done a fabulous job of keeping everyone in the loop.  They recently asked a handful of wedding gown designers to dream on the very mysterious royal wedding gown.  Each designer sketched a gown just for the soon to be Princess Catherine.  They gowns were all amazingly gorgeous (see them all here)...they were just begging to play metaphorical dress up.  So I picked my top three favorite gown designs and paired them with the matching wedding accessories! says Amsale designed "Kate in this subtly beaded Alençon lace gown that features cap sleeves, a romantic, ballerina neckline, and a cathedral length train. 'The gown is reflective of Kate's young, fresh style with a nod to tradition,' says Amsale."

Nothing is more romantic and traditional than pearls, which is why I would pair this gorgeous gown with...
Glamoura Bracelet, $72
Sienna Wedding Shoe by Grace, $130
Lorna Earring by Avant Bride, $129

 says designer Angel Sanchez "wanted to create something for Kate that was sophisticated yet modern at the same time..'The neckline and sleeves add a touch of old world sophistication and glamour, much of what Kate embodies in her day-to-day life,' he says. 'The trumpet silhouette is very sleek and flattering, and the draped ruffle skirt adds a touch of drama.'"

A dress like this speaks for itself, so I selected a stunning shoe and earrings with a little roundness to counteract the vertical lines...
Casique Brooch, $56
Parisienne Chandelier Earrings, $129
Valentine Silk Wedding Shoe by Grazia, $195

 says..."In response to the long, slim silhouettes and sometimes-plunging necklines that Kate often favors in her everyday wardrobe, Watters created a Chantilly lace dress with a V-neck and a slim skirt that is extra full in the back.  'We would use a delicate Chantilly lace because it veils bare skin but is not too sheer,' says the Watters design team."

A nod to the art deco seemed perfect to keep the gown feeling contemporary with all the lace.  My pairing...
Savoy Deco Drop Earrings, $78
Astoria Ballroom Inspired Wedding Shoe by Angela Nuran, $249.
Crystal Chandelier Necklace, $98

What are your thoughts?  Do you have a favorite?  And just in case any of Kate Middleton's wedding planners are reading this...all these fabulous pieces can be found at The Left Bank Jewelry in Chicago.

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